PIL in apex courtroom accuses Twitter of ideological bias

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 5

Accusing Twitter of ideological bias and shadow banning, a PIL in the Supreme Court has sought regulation of social media platforms by framing guidelines until Parliament enacts a law to deal with the issue. Twitter crossed all limits of lawlessness when it supported the mocking of the Supreme Court and its judges, petitioner advocate Mahek Maheshwari alleged.

“Due to lack of the government control and intervention on the social media platform Twitter, act the way they fit their way, ideology and desires. Twitter is not having government control so it freely act unethically and shadow ban many accounts which do not suit its ideological inclination,” read the petition. “When a social media platform starts to support a particular ideological wing creating a rift among masses by treating them unequally as building an ecosystem against the nation,” the petitioner contended.

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